Brexit Britain – Government negotiating ‘Singapore on Thames’ right now

24 January 2019 — True Publica

In the book Brexit – A Corporate Coup D’etat, one chapter is dedicated to the threat of EU regulation, due to be enforced in 2019, which would have all but destroyed Britain’s dominance as a global leader in the tax haven and money laundering business. Over the years, Britain has consistently voted against creating a globally representative inter-governmental body to shape a framework of rules to strengthen international cooperation on tax matters and has successfully resisted international pressure to take effective action against its tax havens in the Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and other British dependencies. In this article, the Tax Justice Network not only confirms this threat but highlights the ongoing efforts the British government are having in the background to create what they themselves are calling the – ‘Singapore-on-Thames’ development strategy. 

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The Brexit crisis and the struggle for socialism By Chris Marsden

23 January 2019 — WSWS

Two and a half years after the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU), the British capitalist class is mired in crisis.

The dominant pro-Remain faction is desperately manoeuvring to either overturn the result, or at least secure a deal preserving tariff-free access to the Single European Market on which it depends for 40 percent of trade and for London’s role as a centre of financial speculation.

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23 January 2019 — theplanningmotivedotcom


One of the strongest arguments used by the hard Brexiteers is that the decision to leave Europe has not collapsed the UK’s economy as many had predicted. The reason why this has not happened is because Big Capital is not convinced Britain will be leaving the EU, which means leaving the customs union and/or the single market. Three months from the supposed exit date the political process of leaving is stalemated. Many “Leavers”now recognise they have been stitched up. Like surgeons facing a pair of mature Siamese twins, the politicians on both sides do not know where to make the first incision or even if the twins will survive the operation because they share so many common organs.

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Europe on the Brink of Collapse? by Peter Koenig

18 January 2019 — Dissident Voice

The Empire’s European castle of vassals is crumbling. Right in front of our eyes. But Nobody seems to see it. The European Union (EU), the conglomerate of vassals. Trump calls them irrelevant, and he doesn’t care what they think about him, they deserve to be collapsing. They, the ‘vassalic’ EU, a group of 28 countries, some 500 million people, with a combined economy of a projected 19 trillion US-dollar equivalent, about the same as the US, have submitted themselves to the dictate of Washington in just about every important aspect of life.

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Factional warfare hots up after collapse of May’s European Union Brexit deal By Robert Stevens

19 January 2019 — WSWS

The pro-Remain wing of Britain’s ruling elite were convinced that their moment of triumph had come with the rejection Tuesday of Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union (EU) and the failure Wednesday of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s vote of no confidence on the Conservative government.

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Tories secretly prepare for snap general election

17 January 2019 — True Publica

Tories secretly prepare for snap general election

The TruePublica Editor: Theresa May dared MPs to vote for a General Election after her Brexit deal suffered the worst defeat in British history. The PM asked Labour to call a confidence vote in the House of Commons after 432 MPs voted to kill off the withdrawal agreement with only 202 backing her. It was a crushing defeat like no other. Never in our lifetime has a prime minister been humiliated like this. And yet she staggers on. And calling their bluff had a reason.

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Theresa May’s Conservative government survives no-confidence vote By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden

17 January 2019 — WSWS

Theresa May’s government survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday night brought by Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn. MPs voted by 325 to 306 with all 314 MPs of her divided Conservative Party voting to keep the government in office. They were joined by the 10 MPs of the Democratic Unionist Party and an independent unionist.

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UK parliament votes down Prime Minister May’s Brexit deal By Robert Stevens and Chris Marsden

16 January 2019 — WSWS

MPs voted by a massive majority Tuesday evening against Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed deal with the European Union (EU) on the terms of Britain’s exit from the bloc.

May was defeated by a majority of 230, with 432 MPs against the deal and just 202 for in the biggest vote against a sitting prime minister in history.

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The struggle against austerity and the fight for the United Socialist States of Europe

12 January 2019 — WSWS

By the Socialist Equality Party (UK)

Today’s People’s Assembly against Austerity demonstration in London declares that a Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn is the only alternative to a Conservative government bent on destroying jobs, wages and vital social services.

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Britain: could there be a second EU referendum?

 10 January 2019 — In Defence of Marxism


Image: Socialist Appeal (UK)

Theresa May’s decision last year to postpone the vote on her Brexit deal has done little other than provide a brief respite from her insoluble dilemma. Her negotiated package remains hated by all sides. Rather than bringing people round to her proposal, the Christmas period has hardened the resolve of Brexiteers and Remainers alike.

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